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Hit-Bit 10

Very basic MSX "1" computer. It is the entry-level system of the Sony MSX range. It has got all the minimum features specified by the MSX 1 specifications: 64 KB RAM, two cartridge slots, 70 keys, etc.

It has no built-in software applications unlike its brother, the HB-11.

It was sold with different colored cases. Red in Japan (only), and black for exportations systems. Like most Sony HB (Hit-Bit) systems, exported systems have a letter at the end of their names indicating the targeted country: D for Germany (Deutchland), F for France, etc...

Juan Jose Velez adds:
These MSX HB-11 computers were sold in Mexico with a Spanish keyboard (also with translated on-computer-printed-info, like the "turn off the computer before inserting or removing a cart" you found near the cart ports) in just one group of stores citywide: a women's clothes boutique called "Superbella".

We need more info about this computer ! If you designed, used, or have more info about this system, please send us pictures or anything you might find useful.
NAME  Hit-Bit 10
TYPE  Home Computer
YEAR  ? 1983
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  Microsoft Extended Basic (MSX Basic V1.0)
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke keyboard, 70 keys (including 5 F-keys and 4 arrow keys)
CPU  Zilog Z80A
SPEED  3.58 MHz
CO-PROCESSOR  Texas Instruments TMS 9918/A or TMS 9928/A (Japan : 60 Hz) or TMS 9929/A (Europe : 50 Hz)
RAM  64 KB
TEXT MODES  Mode 0 : 40 x 24
Mode 1 : 32 x 24
GRAPHIC MODES  Mode 2 : 256 x 192 with 16 colors (Hires mode)
Mode 3 : 64 x 48 with 16 colors (Multi colour mode)
32 sprites
SOUND  General Instruments AY-3-8910 Programmable Sound Generator
3 channels, 8 octaves
I/O PORTS  Joystick socket (1 or 2), Cardridge slot (1 or 2), Tape-recorder plug (1200/2400 bauds), RGB video output, Centronics interface
POWER SUPPLY  External power supply unit
PRICE  200 (Spain, 1986)

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